Penobscot County Scholarships

Addie B. Pinkham, Ava A. Merrill and Wilma A. Richardson Scholarship Fund

The Addie B. Pinkham, Ava A. Merrill & Wilma A. Richardson Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to graduating seniors of Mattanawcook Academy to pursue post-secondary education at a college or university.
Contact: Mattanawcook Academy guidance office

Altrusa - Clara L. Swan Scholarship Fund

The Altrusa - Clara L. Swan Scholarship Fund is to be distributed to Husson University to provide scholarship assistance to a student pursuing a post secondary education.
Contact: Husson University

Chet Jordan Leadership Award Fund

This scholarship was established in 1995 in memory of Joseph “Chet” Jordan who grew up in Portland and spent his leisure time in Patten and Aroostook County, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. The family and friends of Chet Jordan established this scholarship to celebrate the rich legacy of his leadership in business and civic affairs in his beloved state of Maine. Chet found opportunity in adversity. He was a visionary thinker who respected diverse opinions. He was actively involved with his family, friends, employees and community and delighted in their successes.

The Chet Jordan Leadership Award is presented to students who are achieving their goals despite hardship, adversity, or disability. Recipients will demonstrate leadership, independent thinking, initiative and hard work in their communities and schools. Academic excellence is not a prerequisite, but demonstrated compassion, dependability and resilience are. Recipients may apply for renewal consideration throughout their post-secondary education up to a total maximum lifetime award of $10,000.

Eligible applicants are graduating seniors at the following high schools: Bangor, Brewer, Cape Elizabeth, Cheverus, Cony, Deering, Falmouth, Gorham, Greely, John Bapst, Katahdin, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland, Yarmouth, and all high schools in Aroostook County.
The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

City of Brewer School Committee Fund

The Maine Community Foundation partners with the City of Brewer School Committee to make a number of scholarship funds available to graduating seniors at Brewer High School. Please contact the guidance office for information concerning these opportunities.
Contact: Brewer High School guidance office

Drake Scholarship Fund

The Drake Scholarship provides one scholarship each year to a graduating senior of Brewer High School pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Brewer High School guidance office

Emily Trussell Stupak Scholarship Fund

The Stupak Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to support graduating seniors from high schools in Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Hancock Counties who are furthering their education at an accredited college or university, and who have demonstrated a passionate dedication to, and talent, skill and a desire to excel in, a chosen athletic pursuit that the student plans to continue at the college level.
The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

Floyd F. and June F. Burrill Scholarship Fund

The Floyd F. and June F. Burrill Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 to benefit deserving high school students from Yarmouth, ME and Lincoln, ME who plan to attend colleges or technical schools located in Maine. The awards shall be given to students who have maintained a B or better average in high school, are of good moral character, and come from families with average or less than average incomes for the State of Maine. Assistance is for the first year of such student's education.
Contact: Yarmouth High School & Mattanawcook High School guidance offices

Hampden Academy Fund of the Whitmore Trust

The Hampden Academy Fund of the Whitmore Trust was established by P. Albert Whitmore in memory of his sister, Evelyn B. Whitmore, and provides scholarships to a graduating male and female student at Hampden Academy.
Contact: Hampden Academy guidance office

Hampden Academy Scholarship Fund

The Hampden Academy Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 to provide scholarship support to graduating seniors of Hampden Academy.
Contact: Hampden Academy guidance office

Herbert E. Sargent Scholarship Fund

The Herbert E. Sargent Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 through a bequest in Mr. Sargent’s will. It provides scholarship assistance to residents of Orono-Old Town and the surrounding community with demonstrated financial need and work ethic to complete post-secondary studies in the field of their choice.
Contact: Orono-Old Town Kiwanis

Jeffrey Peet Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Jeffrey Peet Memorial Scholarship Fund supports graduates of Hampden Academy pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Hampden Academy guidance office

Joleen Fitzpatrick Raymond Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1994 by friends and family of Joleen Fitzpatrick Raymond. Joleen had been a teacher, friend, and community and church leader in the towns of Houlton and Orono for many years – places she called “home.” Her fund provides scholarship support to graduating seniors at Houlton High School and/or Orono High School pursuing post-secondary studies in the field of education.
Contact: Orono High School

Lawrence and Geneva Robinson Scholarship Fund

The Lawrence and Geneva Robinson Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors at Katahdin High School pursuing post-secondary education at a college, university, community college or vocational school. Eligible students reside in the towns of Mount Chase, Patten, Stacyville, Benedicta and Sherman.
Contact: Katahdin High School guidance office

Marion F. and Peter Plouff Scholarship Fund

The Marion F. and Peter Plouff Scholarship Fund provides renewable support to residents of Dexter to pursue their education at a post-secondary institution. Preference will be given to adult learners returning to school to continue their education and students who have previously received a Plouff scholarship.
The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

Marshall Stern Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1995 in memory of Marshall A. Stern, Esq. Mr. Stern was a graduate of Bangor High School, the University of Maine, and Suffolk Law School. He possessed a great love and respect for education and his alma mater, the University of Maine. This fund provides scholarship support for graduates of Bangor High School attending the University of Maine. Selection will be based on academic achievement, leadership, and financial need.
Contact: Bangor High School guidance office
To Apply: Link to paper application

Maynard & Clara Eldridge Scholarship Fund

The Maynard and Clara Eldridge Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarship support to two Hampden Academy students each year who plan to continue post-secondary education for careers in agriculture, veterinary science, environmental protection or a comparable pursuit.
Contact: Hampden Academy guidance office

Myron B. Foster Fund

The Foster Fund provides scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary education who are residents of the Town of Corinth.
Contact: Central High School guidance office

Pearl P. Schoppe Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the fund is to support scholarships to Husson College for residents of the Orono, Old Town, Bangor, and Brewer area who demonstrate financial need and who have resided in that area for at least one year.
Contact: Husson University Financial Aid Office

Plymouth Lodge No. 65 Odd Fellows Scholarship Fund

Plymouth Lodge No. 65 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded in Dexter in 1871. It was headquartered in what is now the Morrison Building, in which beautiful stained glass windows depict the various branches of the Lodge. Plymouth Lodge No. 65 surrendered its charter in 2006 due to declining membership. As a final gesture of fraternity and philanthropy, Lodge members established a scholarship fund to support graduating seniors at Dexter Regional High School pursuing a post-secondary degree in the health care field with a preference for nursing.
Contact: Dexter Regional High School guidance office

Roderick E. & Margaret D. Farnham Fund

The Roderick E. & Margaret D. Farnham Fund was established in 1996 to provide scholarship support to a graduate of Hampden Academy who wishes to continue his/her education at a post-secondary college or university, with preference for graduates attending Colby College.
Contact: Hampden Academy guidance office

Ruth Good & Louis C. Stearns III Scholarship Fund

Established in 1989 and endowed in 1994, the Stearns Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to graduates of Hampden Academy.
Contact: Hampden Academy guidance office

Ruth Gray Scholarship Fund

The Ruth Gray Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to support two or more scholarships annually for graduating seniors at Old Town High School. The first scholarship will be awarded to students who plan a career in science or medicine. A second scholarship will be available to hardworking students who demonstrate the ability and desire to pursue post-secondary education.
Contact: Old Town guidance office 

Ruth Milan-Altrusa Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1993 in memory of Ruth Milan to provide scholarship support to students who are pursuing a B.S. in nursing in the Husson/EMMC Nursing Program.
Contact: Husson University financial aid office
To Apply: Link to paper application